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SSX Battlefield 3 Platoon Created

The official SSX Platoon has gone up in Battlefield 3's Battlelog system!

I know that a number of us have been waiting a long time for this game, and we even had a couple people in the alpha test. Now that the game has finally gone gold, I'm sure that we'll have some great times working together as a squad!

If you would like to use voice chat, Avapops has a server available for us to use. Please contact him for the details.

See you at the insertion point!


Collector's Edition Unboxing Video & press beta impressions

Since many of us here have pre-ordered the Collector's Edition of The Old Republic I am sure some of you will be excited to hear that this weeks friday update from BioWare is an unboxing video displaying the many sexy contents of the CE.

To watch the video click here.

Also this week a number of the gaming press were let loose ingame and got hands-on with the Republic side of the game. They were able to play up to approximately level 15 when players receive their starship so over the next few days expect to see many beta impression articles & info popping up around the net.

Darth Hater have a handy coverage list of these articles on their site here.


New Killboard for SSX-EvE now available

Today we are pleased to announce the launch of a new killboard system for the SSX-EvE Online group. Having paid for their own externally hosted killboard up until today, we are glad to finally be able to bring the system in-house thanks to our recent change of server.

The killboard can be found here, and we invite all members to keep track of the ongoing success of the group by visiting.

We hope that the group enjoys using their new killboard, and that it will be of great use to them going forward.


Global launch for The Old Republic

It was previously announced that TOR would be released on Dec 20th in the US and Dec 22nd in Europe, however, BioWare have today announced that the game will be releasing simultaneously in both territories on Dec 20th instead.

Those who have pre-ordered and redeemed their keys before release will of course still receive early access.

The game can't come sooner!


Elections over and a new Arbiter selected

This years Arbiter elections have now concluded folks.

The last stretch was extremely close with Mechanus, Messiah & Stracius all tied with 4 votes each but Mechanus just snagged it with the last deciding vote taking him ahead. He has thus taken over as the SSX Arbiter for the next 12 months. God help us (hehe :p).

Thanks go to Stracius who has held the position for the past couple of years, to all other candidates for taking part and everyone else who took time out of their schedules to vote.

Congratulations Mech & good luck!


This years Arbiter vote has begun

Nominations have passed and it is now time to vote for the candidate you think should serve as the SSX Arbiter from now until September 2012.

We have 5 members to choose from this year. They are;

Anubis

Isileth

Mechanus

Messiah

Stracius

If you don't know someone very well or you're not sure who to vote for have a read of their candidate posts in this thread.

The vote itself can be found here


=SSX= TOR forum discussions to be aware of now and in the near future

Now that we have a place to discuss all things TOR without cluttering the general forum it's probably best that we discuss some important topics in advance of us moving ingame.

Just a few of those will be deciding whether we leave our Sith guild on a EU server or we switch it to a US one, discussing the guilds focus (progression etc.), making a note of who has pre-ordered (or will be playing for definite) and covering our ingame moderators for both EU & US.

Please drop by the new forum when you have a few moments to spare and lend your thoughts. Some of the above discussions have already been opened and chances are we will have some more things to talk in the coming weeks to try and make sure our new group goes as smoothly as possible. There's still plenty of time left before launch though so there's no rush. Also if you have anything yourself that you think we should discuss feel free to post.


The Old Republic group website & forum now online!

Yes, you read that right.

Secretly in development and underwraps for quite some time it is now my pleasure to announce the launch of our new group website for Star Wars: The Old Republic. You can find it by clicking here!

Please read the full announcement post here.


Revamped Screenshot System Launched

Since we moved to our new webserver almost a month ago now, the administrative team has been hard at work on a variety of projects with the aim of improving upon and expanding the functionality of our website. Today we're happy to announce the launch of the first of those projects - a revamp of our Screenshot System.

As you'll be able to see from our "Screenshot of the Day" to the left, and also through our (new) Gallery link in the navigation above, we've replaced the old 'popup' system of browsing our screenshots with a Lightbox system. The size of image thumbnails have been increased alongside this, and the means of switching between different Groups' screenshots within the Gallery has also been completely redeveloped allowing for much easier browsing and filtering down to what you want to look at.

We've also dug around and unearthed some new screenshots that were not included in the old system - all of which have now been added into the Gallery. There are 155 new images, bringing the Gallery to a count of 591 images in total divided amongst our respective groups.

All feedback on the new system is, as always, most welcome. Should you have any, please post it here.

Thanks go to SSX-MS for his help on this project, both in working to produce our new thumbnails and providing images/design assistance where necessary.

As mentioned earlier, this is only the first of several ongoing administrative projects - so keep your eyes on the site in the coming weeks!


Star Wars: The Old Republic launch dates & pricing revealed

Some exciting news has just come out of BioWare's panel at the Eurogamer Expo in London this morning!

I am very happy to reveal that The Old Republic will be released this year on December 20th in the US and December 22nd in Europe. Those eligible for early access will get in at some point before then too.

Every copy of the game will come with 30 days of free gametime as you may already be aware but from that point on the subscription fees will be as follows:

- 1 Month Subscription: $14.99 (£8.99/€12.99)

- 3 Month Subscription: $13.99 per month (one-time charge of $41.97/£25.17/€35.97)

- 6 Month Subscription: $12.99 per month (one-time charge of $77.94/£46.14/€65.94)

Paypal & pre-paid subscription cards will also be available as payment methods on top of the usual credit card option.

(If you would like to read the official press release you can do so here or join our TOR discussion here too)

I for one cannot wait to get started with this new group of ours. It's gonna be a good Christmas this year folks, roll on December!


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